CNN's Christiane Amanpour Fooled By Fake Twitter Account

10/31/2013 05:41 pm ET

Christiane Amanpour was duped on Thursday by a fake Twitter account for someone posing as a congressman.

A "Rep. Steven Smith” who claimed to be a "Tea Party patriot" representing Georgia’s 15th congressional district tweeted at Amanpour about her promo for her interview with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. Amanpour responded:

But it turns out that there's no Rep. Steven Smith or a 15th congressional district in Georgia. And top it off, the account uses a photo that Mediaite reported is "a stock photo for a big and tall apparel shop based in New Hampshire."

(h/t Mediaite)

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